Letter of Remembrance (This true Love Knot) for Harriet Walker

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Letter of Remembrance (This true Love Knot) for Harriet Walker

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Item No: frk00395
Title: Letter of Remembrance (This true Love Knot) for Harriet Walker
Scripts/Text: Roman print; Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

PRESENTED \ To \ Miss Harriet Walker as a \ Token of \ [at bottom of page] REMEMBRANCE

[in the knot]
This true love knot to thee my dear I send An emblem of my love without an end Crossing turning winding in & out Neverending turning round about And as thou see’st the links and crosses here So hast thy beauty been to me a snare By the influence of true love I find I am bereav’d both of heart & of mind So fairest creature look with pity down and do not on thy faithful servant frown But pardon him who doth thy love desire, and doth delight thy beauty to admire On no other then let thy goodness shine In beams of comfort from a face divine So that my raptured soul rais’d by thy smiles may pass to bliss forgetting all its foils This boon I ask o grant it fair one do Deny me not so now I’ll bid adieu.

[along the left edge]
‘Tis joyless all-till thy sweet smiles \ Shall sooth guard through all \ my toils

[along the right edge]
Though arts and natures works conspire \ To feast the sense and please desire


Category: Love Letter (Liebesbrief)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is the letter inscribed in a knot. In the background is a flowerpot with a heart that is surrounded by flowers. Above it is a banner and flowers and two stars. In the lower corners are two pansies. Some text in Roman script runs vertically along both sides. The document is framed by a decorative border with fans in the upper corners.


Associated Names: Walker, Harriet
Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1840
Image Dimensions Width: 20.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 395
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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